Less then two weeks after saying he was interested in coming back to boxing Mike Tyson already has a big offer on the table.
Last week this video of Tyson training for a boxing comeback has many excited for his return to the ring.
Apparently, Tyson’s video impressed the president of upstart MMA org “Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship” so much that he’s already sent an offer of $20 million to the 53-year-old boxer.
Tyson’s fitness and willingness to perform in boxing exhibitions has many in the combat sports world looking into his availability for competition.
Count Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship President David Feldman in that number. Feldman has made Tyson a guaranteed $20 million offer to fight for BKFC with an option to choose his opponent from someone currently signed to his promotion, as he told Heavy.com.
Feldman confirmed the offer to Heavy and also mentioned the possibility of Tyson working with the promotion in a variety of ways.
“While we did make a guaranteed offer of $20 million for Mike [Tyson] to fight for BKFC, we’re open to many different options as to how we can work together. Obviously, the excitement of seeing Mike’s video showing himself training and desire to participate in exhibitions inspired us to reach out and make the offer.” Feldman said.
This would seemingly be an event that would have to take place sometime after restrictions have been lifted on large gatherings due to coronavirus. But as nervous as fans might be to see Tyson back in the ring, most would be lying if they said there would be no interest.
Tyson has already been called out by 48-year old former boxer Shannon Briggs who is signed with BKFC.
While $20 million seems tempting Tyson is generating a ton of interest on social media to return to the ring and could probably make more money on his own if he decided to fight a high profile opponent in a regular boxing match.